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Dublin: 17°C Tuesday 16 August 2022

The sunrise this morning was pretty special - and the high pressure's here for the week

Fine, occasionally sunny weather for St Patrick’s week. Makes a nice change.

RED SKY IN the morning, shepherd’s warning

- That’s how the old saying goes.

And sure, while there were a few scarlet flecks in the early morning sky today, there’s apparently no need whatsoever for anyone who minds sheep professionally to be the least bit concerned.

The latest forecast from Met Éireann this morning predicts a fine, occasionally sunny St Patrick’s week.

It’s all down to a slow-moving high pressure system hovering over the country and blocking out Atlantic rain belts.

Here’s the forecast for today:

After a cold start with frost in places temperatures will rise to between 9 and 13 degrees, coolest along northern, eastern and southern coasts in moderate to fresh easterly winds.

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Fog clearing to give another dry, fine day with sunny spells.

And for the rest of the week:

“Cloud amounts will vary through the week but all areas will have some pleasant sunny spells. The nights will be quite cold with some ground frost and fog and there is also a risk of air frost on some nights.

The days will feel quite chilly in northeastern, eastern and southern coastal counties with temperatures about 8 or 9 degrees in moderate to fresh onshore winds. Milder elsewhere with maxima typically of 11 to 13 degrees.

The weather’s set to stay fine over the weekend.

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